Exactly 10 weeks … that is how much time we have left until we will be down at Riverside park celebrating Riverboat Days 2019 — “Magic on the Missouri!”

This year’s Captain & Belle have volunteered for years and we are proud to have them represent us throughout the summer! Larry Nickles and Jody Johnson are our favorite kind of people — the kind of people who always say “yes!” They have already been to the Yankton Area Mental Wellness Conference and will attend Harrisburg Days on the 8th of June as ambassadors of Riverboat Days! We know they will continue the great tradition of representing Riverboat Days and Yankton.

CorTrust Bank has been an amazing partner in our coloring contest! This contest determines our T-shirt and is offered to all local fourth, fifth and sixth graders. The Grand Prize Winner for 2019 is Nora Krajewski. She is a fifth grader at Sacred Heart Middle School. Her parents are Mike & Erica Krajewski! The Fourth Grade Runner-up is Alaina Nelson from Sacred Heart. Her parents are Tim and Amy Nelson. The Sixth Grade Runner-up is Khia Hayes from Stewart Elementary. Her parents are Anthony & Courtney Hayes. The Sixth Grade Runner-up is Clark Bonnstetter, a student at Yankton Middle School. His parents are Tracy Tramp & Jon Bonnstetter. Visit JJ Benji’s if you’d like to purchase a T-shirt with this year’s design. The Riverboat Days Board of Directors would like to extend a huge thank you to both the Optimists Club and CorTrust Bank for supporting Riverboat Days as well as all the students who entered this year’s contest!

Now that the countdown has started, you can visit our webpage to get the official schedule, see this year’s coloring contest winner, or get an application for the Riverboat Days Parade. Do not forget to check out our Facebook and Instagram periodically throughout the summer! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the Riverboat Days Office at 665-1657 or drop me an email at office@riverboatdays.com.  

On behalf of the Riverboat Days board members — Randy Oliver (Co-Chair), John Kraft(Co-Chair), Mike Byrkeland, Dave Wright, Michele Termansen, Donna Madson, Rick Stone, Robert Byrkeland, Jake Hoffner, Justin Brunick, Milissa Wuebben & Mike Villanueva — you are officially invited to Riverboat Days 2019, Aug. 16-18.

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